Foxglove species looking good in and out of bloom. The elongated leaves are an even glossy mid-green - a tidy rosette before the spike goes up, and neatly arranged around the purple-tinged stems thereafter. The flowers are creamy-white with purplish-brown netting, with a long broad lip. Stems and flowers are woolly-hairy, as suggested by the species name. Deer-resistant.
||Grecian foxglove; woolly foxglove
||white/purple (early summer)
||ordinary garden soil
||germinate at room temperature, do not cover. or direct-sow where you want plants to grow in your garden
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
Follow along as I stroll past all the Digitalis species that have called our garden home
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|Jackie D||Jul 13, 2011||In Minnesota the grecian foxglove is considered poisonous to animals and humans. The washing county printed it in their paper. And you plant it? |
A great many favorite garden plants are poisonous to humans and/or animals. That does not make them bad plants – just plants to be careful about siting.
|Katy||Jan 14, 2012||Grecian foxglove is invasive in Minnesota and the MN Dept of Agriculture recognizes it as such. It should be eradicated. Plant natives!|
|Jeanette||Jan 24, 2012||I saw this plant promoted in 'Fine Gardening' magazine. Intrigued by its beauty, I looked it up and saw the articles about its invasiveness in Mn. Ugh!
Does anyone know if D. ferruginea var. gigantea, or D.parviflora (which both have the same look about them) are as invasive and troublesome?|
- Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F with light (100%G, 4d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (90%G, 6-12d)
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